Category Archives: Hotels
Due to the growing number of amazing designer hotels popping up all over the world. They are now considered the place to look for design inspiration.
We will show you some of our favorites.
An architectural masterpiece, as designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, and described by many as the most romantic building in London, the former Midland Grand Hotel has now re-opened as the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.
Frequently cited as one of London’s most iconic landmarks, this romantically designed, Grade 1 listed, Victorian building has now re-opened following a stunning restoration, as a five-star hotel within the St Pancras International station.
The booking office has changed many times over the years since being built as part of the Midland Grand Hotel; it is now the Booking Office Bar. The bar team expertly mix a range of Victorian and Contemporary punches, served in hand-made copper punch bowls, as well as pouring a range of ales, ciders, perries and porters from historical and contemporary brewers across Britain.
In the main hotel lobby, the glazed roof, red bricks and Barlow Blue ironwork forge a direct connection with the station next door, and arriving guests are greeted by a sumptuously furnished contemporary space, bathed in daylight. This is the way to make an entrance. Where taxis once rolled up with hotel guests, now stands London’s most spectacular lobby.
The finer details of the architecture of St Pancras is were the true romance lies, the care and attention to detail that Sir Gilbert Scott took to ensure this building was the finest in world still stands today.
Barlow House Guest Room
Words and pictures from the hotel website
One of my friends recently stayed at The Lazy Cow hotel and steakhouse in Warwick.
It’s a really quirky hotel where they really have used their love of the cow as design inspiration.
Here are a selection of photos showing you what they have done.
A new venture between Terence and Vicki Conran in partnership with Peter Prescott,
Boundary is located in a converted Victorian warehouse in Shorditch and designed by Conran & Partners,
offering three restaurants and bars, a unique hotel with 17 guest bedrooms, Cafe, bakery and food store.
The Boundary has 17 rooms, each as individual as the designers who inspired them,
from Le Corbusier to Heath Robinson; they all have a different atmosphere,
furnishings and details and include four suites by Terence Conran,
Victoria Conran, Priscilla Carluccio and Polly Dickens, Creative Director of the Conran Shop.
Tucked away in the basement, Boundary Restaurant and Bar, Dining tables laid with fine white linen,
are surrounded by chairs that have been sumptuously upholstered in deep red and indigo velvet.
All furniture for the restaurant was designed by Terence and made by sister-company Benchmark.
Located on the ground floor of the Boundary Project is Albion caff,
bakery and food shop which sells British food and drink.
Nestled between the chimney tops is the Boundary Roof-garden bar.
Amazing views across the city are combined with simple design and key
designer highlights like the blankets used in winter by Melin Tregwent.
On February the 14th Starwood Hotels will launch their first UK “W” hotel.
The über chic “W” chain has over 20 hotels in most of the worlds key cities.
In my opinion they are the coolest hotel chain around and know how to combine comfort with design.
Take a look at these visuals it will give a a feel of what`s to come.
This hotel will be a design beacon in the heart of Leicester Square
The Wyld bar over looks Leicester Sq and will have a huge glitter ball revolving above it
Glitter balls feature throughout the hotel
Every space has been used and given a clean modern look
The bedrooms are called Wonderful, Spectacular and Fabulous.
Comfort and design combine to give a clean sumptuous look and feel
Every mod con has been thought about including ipod docking stations
Colours are neutral but warm with soft textures
You can even lay in the bay and keep an eye on what’s happening in the square.
Check out the videos on their website they are really cool
One of my favourite cities in the world is Cape town, I have visited the “Mother City” as its known for over 10 years and I am still discovering great new stores, hotels and restaurants. This city is a melting pot of cultures and styles which is reflected in design. On my last visit in January whilst partaking of my favourite past time which is shopping, I discovered The Grand Daddy a great new boutique hotel. The unique thing about this quirky little hotel is that it has a trailer park on its roof with nine airstream caravans and an outdoor cinema. Quite how they managed to get them up their amazes me. Each one has its own distinctive individual design. Now I don’t mind telling you if this is the future of caravanning count me in.
Take a look at these photos and click the link at the end to be taken to their official website where you will find lots more information and fab photos.
The mens toilets have see through fish tanks so you can actually see who is spending a penny,
but don’t fret it only shows your head and shoulders!
The bar is called Daddy Cool
A typical bedroom
This is the airstream trailer park
All the Caravan have their own individual styled interiors